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Dalby Forest

  • Pickering
  • Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Attraction Information

Dalby Forest is the perfect family-friendly outdoor destination! Explore the forest on foot, bike or by swinging through the canopy on Go Ape Tree Top Adventure. There you’ll find a whooping 13 walking trails, including easy access routes and the A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon Glow Trail*.

With play areas, camping facilities and lots of exciting activities, Dalby Forest is a proper hub for adventure! We know that kids are always looking for fun and games, so head straight to the Addrestone Field play area. While the little ones swing, climb and balance their way through the playground, you can set up a BBQ .

Into cycling? There are 6 cycling trails to choose from and you won’t need to bring your bike, as bike hire is available on site. Be sure to check out the activity centre too; you might find something new and exciting the whole family can get into.

  • A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon Glow Trail
  • Fun-packed nature play area
  • 6 cycling trails & bike hire available

    *Running in partnership with Aardman and Studio Canal, in celebration of the new A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (In cinemas from 18th October 2019). To enjoy the Shaun the Sheep Farmageddon Glow Trail –  download the app for free and pick up your activity pack on site.
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Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 08:00 - 20:00


Free admission

Travel & Contact Information


Forestry England, Low Dalby, Thornton Le Dale, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7LT, England

Phone number

01751 460295



Click here to visit Dalby Forest's website.


Dalby can be accessed from the A169 Pickering to Whitby road or the A170 Thirsk to Scarborough road.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Yes, Dalby Forest is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

There are many accessible walks and trails within the forest. Some areas may not be accessible due to gradient.

Yes, Dalby Forest have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Pets are allowed. 

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Suitable clothing and footwear for an outdoor environment and weather conditions.

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Public Transport

Local bus in next village, Thornton Le Dale.

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